Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Going Forth with Confidence

One of the problems with seeing God's will as a mysterious thing that must be figured out, is it leaves you a continual state of hesitancy regarding the future. There can be a reluctance to do anything unless you are sure what is God's will beforehand. Now I am not speaking against intelligent planning. There is a point for carefully considering something before jumping in. But there is also the danger of planning things to death and being so worried about what we should do that we do nothing. Also we should consider in our planning what God wants. But if finding what God wants is a complicated process complicated to apply we may never be sure. And we can be always second guessing ourselves about whether we made the right decisions. Rather I am convinced we should understand that God is in control of our life and will direct it (Ephesians 1:11; 2:10; Romans 8:28). This does not excuse clear-cut sin or ill thought out behavior. But it does mean we can live our life with confidence trusting God to guide us (Proverbs 3:5,6; Psalms 127:1,2; 37:3-6). And it takes the ultimate burden off our shoulders and puts it on God's where it belongs.

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